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Saturday, May 8, 2021

The Philosophy of Mom


I’ve been reading my Mom’s journals again and stumbled across this gem!

 

My Mom's Philosophy in a nutshell:

Happiness is a direction, not a place.


From her journal:

THE GIFTS WE GIVE OF OURSELVES . . .

GIFTS OF THE HEART: love, kindness, joy, understanding, sympathy, tolerance, forgiveness

GIFTS OF THE MIND: ideas, dreams, purposes, inventions, projects, poetry

GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT: prayer, vision, beauty, aspiration, peace, faith

GIFTS OF WORDS: encouragement, inspiration, guidance, praise

 

Mom, I miss you. Someday, When I grow up, I want to be just like you!

Happy Mother’s Day!


5 comments:

  1. I love the post you have written as a reflection of your mother. We never stop missing our mothers. Mine has been gone for 50+ years and I still feel inspired by her daily.

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  2. She was a wise woman. Which you know.

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  3. I think you are more like her than you realise.

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  4. It would be wonderful if i could be like your mother (and you!) as well.

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  5. I sense you are just like your mother - you absorbed all those lessons without even knowing them. How wonderful that she kept a journal, and lived her beliefs.

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